Blog

What Does A Cocaine Addict Act Like? Signs of An Addict

What Does A Cocaine Addict Act Like?

Cocaine addiction is one of the most serious forms of addiction dealt with in recovery. If you suspect a loved one might be using or even worse abusing cocaine, there are certain signs to look for. When high, they will exhibit certain behavioral cues that might let you know that they are using cocaine. When withdrawing from the drug, they might also show signs and symptoms of drug withdrawal.

Behavioral signs of cocaine use

Someone who is using cocaine might:

– Exhibit signs of intense stimulation, excitement, or overblown confidence.
– Experience weight loss due to loss of appetite.
– Stay awake for long periods of time and display a lot of fast, pressured speech
– Rub nose a lot
– Display signs of aggression at things that don’t call for aggression
– Acts paranoid

These are just a few of the effects of cocaine. They are the most visible of the signs of abuse, although they are just the tip of the iceberg. Over time, as a person uses cocaine more and more often and then can’t obtain the drug, you might notice the person “crashing” after use as well. They might stop doing anything they love or swing wildly back and forth between the intense confidence of the high and the extreme low of the come-down. Mood swings and very noticeable shifts in activity and personality will usually be present in a cocaine addict. Being addicted to drugs is dangerous. Not only for the user but for those around them as well.

Keep in mind that these behaviors don’t just come on suddenly. You might notice them all at once one day and not at all on other days. In the beginning when the person isn’t using as often or hasn’t gone into full-blown addiction, there may be long periods of time where you don’t notice the high or the comedown. Most addicts are ashamed of their behavior and go to great lengths to hide their addiction from loved ones, so you have to be on the lookout for these behavioral signs and cues in order to really see them over a period of time. If you’re concerned, calling a detox for further information is often a good idea.

If you have someone in your life that you believe might be abusing cocaine, it’s always best to seek help first. The most obvious signs will be those that exhibit themselves during the “high.” Speech will be fast, there will be an overblown sense of self-confidence in the user, and they will be much more active than usual, sometimes staying awake for long periods of time even when it seems there’s no reason to do so. Confronting the addict early on isn’t always the best idea. Often it’s best to suggest that they talk to someone in order to get help for anything that might going on. The best way to handle the situation will always be to seek professional guidance first before confronting the addict.

Cocaine use continues to be an extremely serious and life-threatening problem. If someone you love exhibits any of these signs and symptoms, please seek professional help in order to know the next best step. Inevitably, a detox will be of most help for sufferers.

Call Now! 863-623-4923

What Does A Cocaine Addict Act Like? Signs of An Addict
5 (100%) 1 vote
« Back to the blog

Search the blog


Popular Categories



Latest posts

Aug 17, 2018
Is it Difficult to Stop Using Suboxone And Subutex? Why Patients Are Finding It Hard To Stop Buprenorphine Treatment

According to a recent study by Drug and Alcohol Dependence, many patients who have been prescribed Suboxone and Subutex for their opioid use disorder were not able to stop taking the medication. Both medications contain the active ingredient buprenorphine which works as a partial opioid agonist meaning that the medication produces opioid effects and side… read more

Aug 16, 2018
Addiction Treatment in the US: Why Aren’t More People Seeking Treatment?

The drug crisis in America is a wildfire raging out of control. Over  23 million Americans (aged 12 and over) are addicted to alcohol and other drugs according to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency. More people are dying of drug overdoses than from any non-natural cause including guns, suicide and car accidents.… read more

Jul 24, 2018
Why you should be Careful in Selecting a Drug or Alcohol Rehab

Rehabilitation centers are where struggling addicts turn to for care.  It’s what parents count on when getting their children the help they need with substance abuse and is where long-term drug abusers get specialized treatment.  Last year alone, in Palm Beach County, there were over 4,600 overdose deaths (a number that has quadrupled in that… read more

Need Help Now? Please call our 24 hour hotline
(863) 623-4923

Request a Free Call Today

Privacy Guaranteed